Friday, March 30, 2018

Op-ed:
John Bolton...A Man of Strength and Credibility 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

"They’re all out there on the public record. I've never been shy about what my views are. The important thing is what the president says and what advice I give him."
- Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on any past statements made

He's gone...well almost anyway. Now in the transition stage of turning his National Security Advisor position over to former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on April 9th, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who will now also retire from his 34-years of military service, cannot go soon enough as far as I'm concerned...and I'll go one step further...he never should have been appointed to so vital a position in the first place, good little islamic condoner that he is.

You can read about those specifics in my article The Manipulation of Willful Ignorance as I have been a vocal critic of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's appointment from the very day in March 2017 when President Trump announced that he'd be replacing embattled Gen. Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor with this man instead of John Bolton, the man some say Trump had always wanted.

And who advised President Trump to choose McMaster...none other then former Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), and Secretary of Defense General Mattis. And while Gen. Mattis looked at the appointment from a military perspective alone and who has America's best interests at heart, and with good guy Tom Cotton I believe being misled by John McCain, it was McCain, one of the biggest Trump bashers and one who I also believe to be a Deep State swamp dwelling operative, who not only advised but pushed our new president into placing a fellow islamic condoner into a position that would see him crafting U.S. foreign policy and “framing” security decisions that make it to the president's desk...security decisions that have made us anything but more safe.

And while McMaster's leaving has been fodder for the D.C. rumor mill for quite some time now what with the rumors starting to affect his interactions with foreign officials and with others within the Trump cabinet, especially with his contentious relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis being no secret...in fact McMaster has whined that Gen. Mattis “treats me like a three-star rather than a coequal”...on the surface at least it appears his leaving Trump's cabinet is quite amicable as Trump publicly praised McMaster for his “outstanding job” and saying that he would “always remain my friend.”

But that is something I seriously doubt because Trump and McMaster were often at odds on both a professional as well as on a personal level. Remember, as Commander-in-Chief, Trump pushed back hard against McMaster on his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and on the personal side it is now suspected that it was someone in McMaster's orbit or even McMaster himself who leaked to the press President Trump's congratulatory call to Vladim Putin on his winning his latest election...a call most forget that even Obama made when he was president. And that coupled with McMaster being a man of many condescending words during the White House daily briefings, it left Trump, according to some, needing to put the rigid McMaster in his place on numerous occasions by telling him, “I get it, general, I get it.” So it should come as no surprise that H.R. McMaster, a military man truly not in the president's corner, had to go.

But know that John Bolton...who held both State and Justice Department posts under President Reagan and both President Bushes, including serving as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush...is a true professional who knows all the world's key players, how things are done, and what games to play in order to get them done...done to America's advantage that is...and is well-versed on issues both domestic and on the foreign policy stage. Truly a much better all around fit for President Trump than McMaster ever was, and a man who has stated that he will “absolutely go along with Trump," we have in John Bolton a strong willed, pro-military, unabashed foreign policy hawk and 'so-called' neoconservative whose views on issues like North Korea, Iraq and Syria will allow him together with Donald Trump to seriously kick not only islamic butt but North Korea's Kim Jong-un's butt as well.

And with Bolton's naysayers like Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware, a liberal Democrat of course, saying that Bolton’s positions on Iran and North Korea “are overly aggressive at best and downright dangerous at worst,” you just know that President Trump has made the right choice not only in picking Amb. Bolton to replace Gen. McMaster as his National Security Advisor but in doing so right on the heels of his replacing so out of his league Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo. And with both these men now in place to form the strongest national security team we have seen in quite some time, you can be assured that changes in America's foreign policy approach are not just down the road but are already here.

One case in point, Bolton knows that the upcoming May talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un will not be a panacea for peace as some, including McMaster, hope they would be but that it will be just another in a long line of North Korea's dog and pony shows. In fact, in regards to North Korea know that John Bolton recently made a legal case for not only a pre-emptive strike against North Korea but for regime change as well by calling the man-child's regime an "imminent threat." So it should be quite interesting to see how this now three man tour-de-force takes on the oh so mad man-child with the oh so silly haircut.

And in regards to Iran, Amb. Bolton is a staunch supporter of the Jewish State of Israel and of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself, and like Netanyahu, Bolton so rightfully wants President Trump to let Obama's very bad nuclear deal... as in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...to fall by the wayside...a total 180 departure from the wishes of Obama supporting, Palestinian supporting, Lt. Gen. McMaster. Writing an article last October in The Hill titled, Mr. President, don't put America at risk with flawed Iran deal...Amb. Bolton's words were in direct contrast to those of Gen. McMaster who urged President Trump not to abandon said deal warning him of serious consequences if he did.

But could McMaster's argument pass the proverbial 'smell test'...I don't think so and neither does Amb. Bolton who hopefully will now convince President Trump to see it his way and pull us out of a deal that should never have been signed in the first place. Saying that trashing the deal will of course “spur Iran to accelerate its nuclear-weapons program to rush across the finish line,” but even that means nothing in the scope of things for trashing the deal will not “induce Iran” to become more threatening or supportive of global terrorism than it already is. The real issue is how much worse Iran’s behavior will be once it gets deliverable nuclear weapons...something that McMaster never understood. 

President Trump continues to appoint true friends of Israel to senior positions. John Bolton is one of the most outstanding.” So said Israeli said Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Now as far as Israel itself is concerned, with Israel being a key if not 'the' key player in the Middle East, John Bolton is rightly perceived as a man of action and a “stalwart friend of Israel.” His appointment also suggests to many in Israel that on May 12th...when the next scheduled deadline regarding the nuclear deal is reached...President Trump will indeed withdraw us from the 'very bad' Iranian nuclear deal.

And Amb. John Bolton is also opposed to a two-state solution in regards to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as opposed to Gen. McMaster who not only publicly pushed for a two-state solution but who just about demanded it by his constantly referring to a Palestinian state existing before 1947. Fact: there never was a Palestinian state and hopefully there never will be one. And let's not forget that it was Gen. McMaster who had described Israel on many occasions as being both “illegitimate” and an “occupying power.” But with Bolton's appointment we and Israel will see not only a tougher U.S. stance towards the Palestinians, but also a new beginning for much needed sound American leadership throughout the entirety of the Middle East region...leadership that sees America standing by her allies not deserting them or stabbing them in the back as Obama did to Israel...and as McMaster, in my opinion, really wanted to do in regards to Israel.

As for the domestic stage, the differences between the two men can also be seen as it was McMaster who allowed for Obama cabinet official Susan Rice to retain her top security clearance even after she was accused of conducting illegal surveillance on American citizens...something Bolton would never have done as he has been a staunch critic of Susan Rice ever since she went on her Sunday morning talk show 'Benghazi blame game tour' if you will.

And when just a few weeks ago McMaster said there was “incontrovertible’’ evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election not only did he draw an immediate public rebuke from the tweet trigger finger of President Trump, but he saw John Bolton coming to the president's defense by saying on FOX News that he's been a long time skeptic of Russian interference in the presidential election and that all the media brouhaha over such nonsense was was nothing but a "false flag" operation...an operation showing no signs of Russia's fixing or tampering with the election results. And notice how I say fixing or tampering with not trying to influence which is a totally different animal. Bolton knew that critical difference...McMaster obviously did not. And dare we forget McMaster's publicly offered but widely scrutinized 'non-denial' denial that President Trump shared classified intelligence with Russians in the Oval Office.

A man so obviously not in Trump's corner...a man that should have been let go months ago...a man who never should have been appointed in the first place, but hey, non-politician Donald Trump is indeed allowed to make some mistakes. But in his now choosing Amb. John Bolton as the replacement for Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Advisor, know that no mistakes have been made for John Bolton, who called the appointment "an honor" and said that he looks "forward to working with President Trump and his leadership team" to "make our country safer at home and stronger abroad,” both President Trump and 'We the People' have in John Bolton a man who will put America first and who will not be ashamed to do so.

Can we, our president, or our country ask for anything more...no...I don't think so.
Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article A Manufactured March for Madness
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